Severe craniomaxillofacial traumas or deformities do not only pose a risk to the function of our senses, but they often also entail psychosocial consequences: Those affected are not only suffering from functional impairment, i.e. not being able to eat, taste, swallow or speak properly, but they are often also dealing with rejection from their social environment.
Craniomaxillofacial surgery refers to operations that correct such injuries and deformities by using distraction and osteosynthesis. Distraction is attributed to Gavril Ilizarov, who first employed this technique in Russia after World War II. In the late 1980s, the procedure was also introduced in the West. Today, distraction is an integral part of CMF surgery, with KLS Martin being the global leader in this area.
Here we present to you all the essential equipment needed for CMF surgery - from plates, meshes, screws, pins, distractors, and patient-specific implants to lasers, electrosurgical units, operating lights, and sterile containers.